Two suffer stab wounds in Porirua fight

TIM DONOGHUE
Last updated 14:22 01/02/2013

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Two gang members suffered multiple stab wounds during an early morning fight in Waitangirua early this morning.

The two Porirua men were taken to hospital and police are appealing for witnesses to the fight at about 2am.

Sergeant Guy Callahan said the fight was watched by a large number of people.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam said police found two gang members, aged 42 and 20 years old, who appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds when they arrived at a residential address in Niagara St.

''Both men were immediately taken to Wellington Hospital, but we understand that the wounds are not considered life-threatening.''

At least one of the men required surgery.

Along with the house, police were also carrying out investigations at a carpark on the corner of Louisa Grove and Waihemo St, Mr Oxnam said.

It was unclear where the stabbing had actually occurred.

Scene examinations would be carried out during the next few days.

Mr Oxnam said it was unclear who was involved in the fight, or why. Police were monitoring the situation between gangs.

''We have seen gang violence in this area before, I would be very concerned that things do not escalate.''

Anyone with information can contact Kapiti Mana Police on 04 238 1400.

Contact Tim Donoghue
General reporter
Email: tim.donoghue@dompost.co.nz

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